Nexus, OnePlus … there are usually not many cellular terminals that find yourself being a part of the historical past of cellular telephony. The PocoPhone F1 has already earned that proper, so the launch of the brand new Poco F2 Professional was greater than anticipated. It took some time, however we have already got it right here.
The brand new Poco F2 Professional repeats ambition, media relevance and that need to democratize the high-end with virtually no restrictions. We’ve got examined it to see if every thing it guarantees for 549 euros is actual or not.
As a newcomer to the market, the Poco F2 Professional debuts the most recent advances in a lot of its sections. With the Snapdragon 865, it does it on the processor degree, however we even have a model with LPDDR5 RAM and the incorporation of 5G and Wifi 6 expertise on the connectivity degree.
Premium design with the contact of the retractable digital camera
Though the worth of the brand new Poco F2 Professional doesn’t exceed 500 euros in accordance with promotions (the official as soon as the launch provide is 549 euros), the model new high-end mannequin of Poco has not hesitated to boost its degree of completed till reaching ranges that we think about high-end of the best degree.
No plastic this time and sure glass that offers you the additional high quality you count on once you pay a sure sum of money on a brand new cell phone.
The Poco F2 Professional gives a glass end so we cannot doubt its packaging or the worth we pay for it
That nobler glass end is conveniently protected by Gorilla Glass 5, safety that applies to each the again and the display.
The again of the Poco F2 Professional has a shiny end, in a neon blue tone in our take a look at mannequin, undoubtedly being a really enticing terminal visually talking. All out there colors are. The slight curvature of the again additionally helps when reaching the junction with the steel body in the identical every thing as the remainder of the telephone.
The glass end is true that it raises the extent of design of this Poco terminal, however it brings us a better weight (210 grams), one thing that’s simply noticeable. When taking it and regardless of a thickness that continues to be under 9 mm, the Poco F2 Professional transmits the concept of a heavy terminal, though with out being uncomfortable to make use of in any respect.
On the optimistic aspect of the Poco F2 Professional’s shiny glass end, we should speak in regards to the elevated friction with the hand, which makes it grip fairly effectively and there’s no steady feeling of worry that it’s going to fall.
In any case, there can be those that positively worth that the terminal comes customary with a semi-rigid silicone case that’s clear to keep up the essence of the design, however that detracts a lot worth visually and naturally to the contact. The case additionally helps hold the again clear, which is kind of vulnerable to displaying traces on its floor.
The Poco F2 Professional has managed to combine the digital camera module in a chic, sensible and really enticing means. It has a round form and homes the 4 rear cameras. The LED flash is outdoors of that module and doesn’t conflict a lot.
On the degree of connections and bodily controls, two particulars: the three.5 mm headphone port (within the higher body) is maintained and the facility button has a purple end that makes it stand out within the blue design of the remainder of the terminal.
The route, placement and really feel of that button, in addition to that of the quantity management, could be very profitable and we preferred it. Each controls are situated on the appropriate aspect of the terminal, appropriate though personally I want that this quantity management is situated on the other aspect of the facility to have the ability to entry them extra instantly by naturally greedy the terminal with the left hand.
Lastly, a curiosity that followers of the notification LED will like. On this Poco F2 Professional, that factor that visually alerts us of calls or notifications has been built-in as a small “LED ball” proper within the retractable selfie digital camera module.
The show of this LED will not be very best or similar to having it on the entrance, so it is possible for you to to understand it or not relying on the orientation of the terminal on the desk. At night time there can be little question that you’ve acquired a message, I guarantee you. Together with the retractable digital camera, we even have an infrared sensor.
The big 6.7-inch AMOLED panel
With all of the entrance out there for the display, the panel of this Poco F2 Professional can do nothing however look nice. It does so indisputably at first look because of the truth that there are hardly any frames or parts that hinder the “all-screen” expertise.
On a technical degree, we face a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with FHD + decision, on this case, 2400×1080 pixels. It’s a density of just about 400 dpi, a determine that interprets into a wonderful expertise on the degree of sharpness.
The panel has a 20: 9 format, with a screen-to-body ratio of just about 93% in accordance with producer information. If we add the excessive brightness of 500 nits that may attain 800 nits in a well timed method and that’s HDR10 + licensed, the visible expertise for the multimedia content material is unbelievable.
It’s also each day within the telephone. Outdoor it has appeared a spectacular display, probably the greatest that has handed by my arms in a very long time because of the brightness and distinction. In broad daylight, midday, Might and in southern Spain, the show was good.
Indoors, the brightness sensor is kind of quick and correct, and through our take a look at of use, we’ve not needed to manually modify the display brightness manually as a result of private disagreements with the Poco F2 Professional’s sensor determination. Ever had a bent to Preserve a better brightness than is snug for me.
The AMOLED panel of this Poco F2 Professional comes well-calibrated from the manufacturing unit, relying on the hanging of this expertise however with out being excessively synthetic. The depth of the default mode (adjusts the colors in accordance with the sunshine) is appropriate, however we are able to additionally select the saturated mode, the usual and even a sophisticated setting wherein we are able to choose the vary of colors we want, together with the P3 and sRGB.
Unsurprisingly, this Poco F2 Professional additionally consists of darkish mode, anti-flicker, and skim mode. We will additionally select if we would like a double faucet on the display to activate it, in addition to that this activation happens when lifting the terminal from a desk, for instance.
The Poco F2 Professional’s very shiny AMOLED panel is likely one of the greatest considered outdoor in very shiny gentle
The AMOLED panel of the Poco F2 Professional will be configured with the “always-on” operate. Among the many choices, we’ve many related to the model, and we are able to even select a picture from our gallery, and we are able to additionally select what parts and when they’re displayed, what to do with the notifications and schedule all of the operation.
A 60 Hz panel in a world of at the least 90 Hz
At this level, in a terminal of this significance, the replace frequency is a knowledge that have to be talked about to have the ability to evaluate with the competitors. The Poco F1 Professional can solely boast a 60Hz display refresh, leaving it at a drawback in comparison with OnePlus, Honor or RealMe fashions, a few of its extra direct rivals.
The one draw back to the Poco F2 Professional’s AMOLED panel is that it stays at 60 Hz refresh
It does provide the Poco F2 Professional a excessive frequency within the sampling of the display, which is 180 Hz. The well-laminated panel and this refreshment have left us a wonderful expertise when it comes to contact and precision within the touches on the display.
Display screen fingerprint identification
Rightly, for my part, the Poco F2 Professional’s display doesn’t curl on the perimeters and reaches straight to the sides, of very small dimensions. The ultimate aesthetic could be very enticing, emphasised by the absence of every other factor than the display itself. As we’ve beforehand indicated, the secondary digital camera (for selfies) seems and disappears in a retractable means.
In my view, the retractable system is successful after we restrict ourselves to utilizing it as a selfie or secondary digital camera, but when we wish to reap the benefits of the face identification, this method is considerably slower in execution than these primarily based on notch or gap, along with that presents us with extra doubts about its sturdiness over time. In truth, if we begin taking part in with the opening and shutting of this retractable digital camera, the system warns us to watch out.
With this premise, it’s logical that we select to resort virtually all the time to fingerprint identification, carried out on this mannequin with a mannequin underneath the display, of an optical kind and that works very effectively, each within the pace of execution of the identification of our fingerprint as in reliability.
Right sound by way of headphones
The Poco F2 Professional is a terminal that bets every thing on its use with headphones, for which it maintains the three.5 mm port (on the prime). That does not imply you have not been cautious on the exterior speaker, situated subsequent to the USB-C charging port.
The sound it gives is highly effective, with some bass enhance, however it isn’t stereo and it will get worse in sharpness with rising quantity.
The sound of the Poco F2 Professional improves significantly with the usage of headphones. We will select to go away the configuration by way of Audio Hello-Fi, modify in accordance with the kind of headset (if they’re from the Xiaomi department) in addition to configure listening in accordance with our age, preferences with equalization modes in accordance with the kind of music or instantly guide.
Snapdragon 865, 5G WiFi 6
Being a Poco mannequin, we could not count on lower than essentially the most highly effective processor out there in the present day to guide a knowledge sheet with hardly any cracks on paper.
The eight-core Snapdragon 865 is the primary protagonist of this Poco F2 Professional. It comes with the Adreno 650 GPU and prepared for 5G.
The Poco F2 Professional has two attainable configurations. The one we’ve examined is the enter one, with 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage of 128 GB, a mixture that’s greater than sufficient for a workforce just like the Poco F2 Professional and that ensures us a number of years with none efficiency drawback. silly.
The superior possibility improves each points, choosing eight GB of RAM (on this case it’s also LPDDR5) mixed with an inner reminiscence of 256 GB. The distinction with the bottom mannequin is 100 euros.
Within the wi-fi connectivity part, we’ve already anticipated that this Poco F2 Professional is backed by assist for 5G networks, however it’s also ready for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Efficiency of the Poco F2 Professional
With such a technical sheet, it goes with out saying that the behaviour of this Poco F2 Professional is all of the duties that you simply set it to fulfil what we should demand of it. No delays, lazy transitions or any drawback, we’re already searching the web with a number of tabs, gossiping on Instagram, taking part in video games or modifying a video on the telephone. Most fluidity with out heating being an issue.
Common exams with benchmark apps corroborate the day-to-day emotions with this Poco F2 Professional. In PCMark, within the Work 2.Zero take a look at, we obtained 9982 factors. In Antutu, this Poco F2 Professional left us with a rating of 567561.
As for GeekBench 5, Single-Core mode gave us 911 factors and Multi-Core reached 3242 factors. Lastly, within the half with essentially the most graphics load, the SlingShot Expreme take a look at simply handed 7200 factors.
Autonomy and quick degree charging
The Poco F2 Professional homes a reasonably large 4700 mAh battery inside. In terminals of this degree, energy and display dimension, it’s an more and more widespread determine.
That battery capability has been very effectively mirrored in our autonomy exams. In as of late of use, we’ve averaged figures of 36 hours of battery, of which nearly 10 had been with the terminal lively and greater than 7 hours of display.
Speaking in regards to the autonomy of greater than a day with this Poco F2 Professional will logically depend upon the use we make of the terminal, however there won’t be many customers who can’t attain the top of the day (and even go additional) with out having to go to your charger.
The quick loading is successful on this brief F2 Professional. Its giant battery fails to succeed in 25% in simply 15 minutes, with the charger that comes customary and delivers seamlessly 30W that helps the brand new terminal Not for loading quick (QC4.0 + / PD 3.0)
For the cost to succeed in 50% we hardly want half an hour and the complete cost ends after simply over an hour linked to the facility provide. In our load exams, that is achieved with the terminal turned on and with connectivity, which appears to us the commonest means wherein shoppers do it.
Android 10 MIUI 11
The Poco F2 Professional, in spite of everything, is a terminal with clear Xiaomi DNA. On the software program degree, because of this the Poco F2 Professional arrives in the marketplace with an MIUI layer on Android 10, created for Poco terminals. Within the case of the mannequin we’ve examined, the official one bought within the Spanish retailer, the Poco F2 Professional has the MIUI International 11.0.6 model with the Android safety patch from April 1, 2020.
As a layer on Android, MIUI 11 provides hardly any information in comparison with different Xiaomi. We’ve got good customization capability, sufficient personal functions, sport mode and battery, safety and cleaner administration instruments which can be extremely beneficial for customers searching for the simplicity of use on their smartphone.
As functions already put in as customary we’ve Amazon, Fb, WPS Workplace, Netflix, eBay and Linkedin, all of them detachable with out drawback by the person.
4 very legitimate cameras
With the surprises that we’ve been getting recently with the cameras of some high-end degree, let’s first assessment what the Poco F2 Professional’s quad-camera leaves throughout the person’s attain. As a result of as anticipated, the telephoto lens that we had been bought lately mutates to a macro sensor, though the choice of a 2X zoom in the primary digital camera stays profiting from the truth that we’re speaking a couple of 64 MP sensor.
That principal sensor is a Sony IMX686 with dimension 1 / 1.7 “and aperture of ƒ / 1.89.” Customary “with that digital camera we get 16 MP photos.
The quad-camera is accomplished by a 13 MP (f2.4) wide-angle sensor and an autofocus macro with f2.2 aperture. The fourth sensor is the one for depth, 2 MP and with f2.4.
It’s essential to see how little it prices to have an interface that works easily and permits the administration of many choices rapidly and instantly. This Poco F2 Professional is an instance that we preferred as a result of it permits us to rapidly assume the a number of prospects of this quad-camera. A considerably hidden possibility is sufficient for us to finish up not utilizing it.
The primary digital camera display of the Poco F2 Professional presents us with the everyday carousel, however with all of the accessible choices.
There are modes for the primary digital camera, with its fast buttons to change between 2X zoom and wide-angle, in addition to one other to shoot at 64 MP, an possibility that another model often hides in intricate menus. Right here it’s with a single gesture and it’s appreciated.
Particulars like this Poco F2 Professional makes it straightforward to shoot at 64 MP are appreciated
The opposite modes out there on the carousel are for blur capturing (Portrait), Evening mode, Panorama and Professional, with choices to handle metering, RAW capturing, white steadiness, focus, shutter pace, sensitivity, Publicity compensation and a Focus Peaking operate to visually help us with a purple spotlight within the targeted space.
This Professional mannequin can be utilized each with the primary digital camera and with the macro and wide-angle lens. Additionally with 64 GB capturing.
The remainder of the carousel modes correspond to video recording, which we’ll assessment later in a well-deserved part of its personal.
Of the aids and capturing choices that we’ve entry are the standard ones, corresponding to HDR mode (though activating it manually requires a contact on a sliding submenu, one thing that this interface abuses, I want touches and direct change of choices), flash, filters, AI activation and Macro capturing.
The 4 cameras of the Poco F2 Professional
We start the assessment of what the Poco F2 Professional cameras provide us with the chances of the primary digital camera. As we’ve indicated, its sensor is 64 MP however the images are taken by default at 16 MP. The excellent news is that if we wish to reap the benefits of all that decision, for instance, to have the ability to crop a picture later, there’s a solution to do it and we do not have to wander by intricate menus that make one not really feel like resorting to it ultimately. mode.
With this principal digital camera, the outcomes are of a excessive degree. There may be good dynamic vary (though it suffers in excessive beams), devoted color rendering, and the steadiness between element and artefacts is pretty effectively managed.
Capturing could be very quick, though, in complicated scenes the place the attainable planes to concentrate on are many, we’ve seen some focus failure if we attempt to get nearer to the topic. Additionally within the background blur, there’s room for enchancment, each in precision and naturalness of the bokeh.
Logically, with the shot at 64 MP, we receive a better degree of element, which permits us to crop or zoom as much as 2X with fairly a very good end result.
That principal digital camera is complemented by a singular sensor for taking wide-angle photos. Little by little it’s a means that has come to prevail as a result of its prospects. On this Poco F2 Professional, the outcomes are very on par with these of the primary digital camera.
The HDR of the Poco F2 Professional, which helps the activated, deactivated and computerized modes, is kind of conservative with the outcomes, however it helps us to compensate for the dynamic vary after we want it.
One other capturing mode that we’ve out there on this Poco F2 Professional is the macro. With it we are able to take images very near the item, particularly within the vary of three to 7 cm. If we hurry up the strategy we get attention-grabbing photos however with hardly any targeted planes. It’s extremely beneficial to make use of a tripod or at the least assist us with some assist in order to not get fully out of focus photos.
When the sunshine begins to get low, the Poco F2 Professional maintains the extent fairly effectively and is effectively counseled on the value that the producer asks for it. Though it has hardly appeared essential to us, there’s a night time mode that, by trial and error, can even present us with attention-grabbing photos. Evening mode is obtainable with 2X zoom however not for wide-angle.
As for the portrait mode, the outcomes of this Poco F2 Professional present us that past together with a depth sensor, the marks are considerably stagnant within the enhancements to the mode. Within the case of this Poco F2 Professional, the portrait mode helps results in addition to various the blur. nevertheless, the end result has appeared much less pure to me than I like and in addition, when that blur is elevated, errors typically seem in complicated areas corresponding to glasses and ears.
High quality video digital camera with many prospects
The Poco F2 Professional doesn’t ignore the video recording in its technical sheet. Essentially the most media is the 8K video recording at 24/30 fps, proper now extra a curiosity than anything. Rather more attention-grabbing are the opposite prospects of video recording, one of the crucial full we’ve seen within the high-end lately.
As last qualities, we are able to fluctuate between 720p (30 fps), 1080p (30 and 60 fps) and 4K (30 and 60 fps) . You’ve got samples of the behaviour in the identical scene under:
Among the many video recording aids, we’ve results such because the movie body, the grid, a tenet of the horizon, a operate for video blogs, Time-Lapse with the selection of the frequency of taking images or monitoring objects.
One other factor included within the Poco F2 Professional’s video mode is video stabilization, which we are able to activate or indirectly with an icon within the interface. Listed below are two samples of its behaviour, the place we are able to see how, for recordings we’re on, digital camera actions are smoothed out fairly appropriately:
The Poco F2 Professional additionally consists of slow-motion video recording modes. And so they work very effectively. We will select 720P / 1080p high quality for all speeds, with modes at 120 fps, 240 fps and essentially the most superb, at 960 fps. Too dangerous this latter mode is proscribed to recordings of about Four seconds lengthy and the slow-motion impact is simply utilized within the final video room.
It’s tough to take the trick to freeze the appropriate second, however sure customers these slow-motion modes will give the odd second of enjoyable or at the least experimentation.
Lastly, there’s an possibility known as a brief video that helps completely different results corresponding to kaleidoscope in addition to quick digital camera recording, additionally a great way to hang around and experiment.
As for the secondary digital camera, it gives a decision of 20 MP with good outcomes. We will apply filters, magnificence modes and HDR, with outcomes just like these of the primary digital camera.
Poco F2 Professional, the opinion and be aware of Techtaza
Amongst Xiaomi’s overwhelming catalogue, the separation of terminals underneath the identify Poco is a paradise for shoppers. There aren’t any doubts or crossings between terminals and configurations. The Poco F2 Professional is the Xiaomi terminal that provides essentially the most for its value as soon as we’ve exceeded the entry vary. And this, to affirm it on a terminal of the Chinese language model will not be straightforward. Nor with the good competitors that exists within the vary of terminals of 500 euros.
The Poco F2 Professional completely meets the design, technical specs and even outcomes of its quadruple digital camera, which is sustained by steadiness and flexibility, though with its excellent enhancements.
However within the battery and above all its shiny AMOLED display is the place we discover the mixture that has satisfied us that this Poco F2 Professional is already among the many excellent terminals of the 12 months if we wish to aspire to a lot of the perfect in the marketplace from a finances tight.